Benefit News


Veterans can now enroll in VA’s Million Veteran Program online

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2019 - Veterans can now join the Million Veteran Program online (MVP) as part of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) effort to improve the lives of Veterans through health care research and innovation.


Compare 2020 FEDVIP Plans and Costs, Prepare for Open Season

Falls Church, VA, October 3, 2019 - You can now review 2020 Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) plans and rates. View them online using the FEDVIP plan comparison tool.The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9.


DoD partners with VA, implements Women’s Health Transition Training Program

ARLINGTON, Va, July 17, 2019 - The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Department of Defense to implement the first Women’s Health Transition Training. The program is an in-person and virtual course designed to provide a female perspective to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicewomen who plan to transition to civilian or Reserve/National Guard status.


Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Vienna, VA, July 9, 2019 - Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale.


AER offers $2,500 Relicensing Aid for Spouses

ARLINGTON, VA. June 14, 2019 - Army Spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief when they move to another state.


VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program.